UFC Fight Night: Edwards Vs Muhammad Expert Analysis

UFC Fight Night: Edwards Vs Muhammad Expert Analysis

Written by on March 12, 2021

It is going to be tough to top the craziness that was UFC 259 last weekend, where we had 3 title fights take place. Nor every event can be as big as that one, but we still have a good main card set to go on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 21. As it stands right now, and assuming there are no late cancellations, we will have 6 fights lined up on the main card. There are some very good looking bouts on this card and we are going to get into them all, so let’s look at the current UFC odds while we offer up some predictions for each of the 6 fights.

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Eryk Anders (+150) Vs Darren Stewart (-180)

The main card begins with a Middleweight bout between a pair of fighters looking for a reversal of fortune. Anders broke out of a 3-fight losing skid by putting together back-to-back wins, but he slipped back into the loss column with a defeat last time out. He has seen 4 of his last 5 fights go the distance. Things have not been much better for Stewart, as he has lost 2 of his last 3, while going 3-3 in his last 6 fights. I see this one going the distance, with Stewart getting the decision.

Matheus Nicolau (-105) Vs Manel Kape (-125)

This Flyweight bout has all the makings of a good one, as these fighters seem to be very evenly matched. Nicolau is 15-2-1 and is on a run that has seen him win 5 of his last 6 fights. In those last 6, we saw 3 go the distance, with the other 3 ending very quickly. Kape, who is 15-5, will be looking to bounce back after losing his first fight under the UFC banner. He went the distance in that one, but I think he get the job done quicker with a KO win here.

Jonathan Martinez (-310) Vs Davey Grant (+250)

You always feel like you get value for money when fights go the distance, which is what might well happen in this Bantamweight bout. Martinez comes into this one at 13-3 and in on a run that has seen him win 4 of his last 5. Grant took a backward step with consecutive losses, but he has since pulled out of that slump by winning each of his last 2 fights. This should be a god scrap, but I am taking Martinez to win by decision.

Dan Ige (-145) Vs Gavin Tucker (+115)

This is another bout that looks to be as evenly matched, with two very good Featherweights squaring off. Ige will be looking to bounce back and improve on his 14-3 pro record after losing by decision to Calvin Kattar last time out. Tucker has looked good since making the move to the UFC, winning 4 of his 5 fights thus far, while taking his record to 13-1 overall. This is another one that looks set to go the distance. Slight nod to Ige.

Misha Cirkunov (-130) Vs Ryan Spann (+100)

The co-main event of the night is a Light Heavyweight bout between a pair of very good fighters. Cirkunov has been out of form of late, losing 3 of his last 5, although he is coming into this one off a winning performance. Spann was on a terrific run of form, winning 7 in a row before finally losing to Johnny Walker last time out. I think Spann bounces back and gets the KO win as a slight underdog in this one.

Leon Edwards (-260) Vs Belal Muhammad (+200)

The final fight of the night is a Welterweight bout between a pair of fighters who are on a good run of form. After reeling off 8 straight wins, taking his record to 18-3 in the process, Edwards has moved up to #7 in the division. A win here would have him edging ever closer to a title shot. Muhammad, though, is no easy out and comes in with the exact same career mark as Edwards. Muhammad has won 4 in a row, but I think that run comes to an end on Saturday night.


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